Shameless pitch for sister #2

My other sister, Sue, is a beast when it comes to saving money! If you want to find out how to cut your grocery bill down to a fraction of what it currently is, or if you’re addicted to clothes shopping and want to be able to by more… she’ll show you how. From stacking coupons to building up a stockpile of everyday items, she does it all. Check in with her every day to maximize your savings!

Find out how to Save The Coupons!

Shameless pitch for sister #1

I found out that my sister, Robyn is in the travel biz! Check out her website, where you can book flights, hotels, cruises, rental cars, and more. Or, for the adventurous among you, plan a great escape or even your dream vacation!

Fancy Duds

Autumn Dinah Jake and J3

While we were in Wisconsin, Thea got a great deal on some dress clothes for the kids. They really enjoyed wearing them to church this past Sunday, and the pastor’s wife captured the moment!

2010 Springside Skating Club Carnival

J3 in the staging area

Dinah and J3 were enrolled in skating once again this year. I took a few pictures, but not that many. The conditions in the rink are such that pictures just don’t turn out well. Be sure to check out the videos, too!

Here is the video of Dinah’s routine:

Here is the video of J3’s routine:

Here is the video of a little bit of Leeyana’s routine:

Raising Chickens

Into the incubator they go to bake at about 100 degrees for 21 days

This year we decided that we were going to raise our own laying hens. It will be a great experience and a bit of a science project for Dinah and J3. We collected eggs on the week of Feb. 22, and set them in the incubator on Feb. 27th. So we are expecting them to hatch out on or around March 20th. I will be adding more blog posts as things develop. Enjoy these pictures of us collecting eggs, building our incubator, and candling the eggs at day #3. Also, check out the video after the pictures!

Here is a video we just made of candling an egg this evening. This is on Day 10 of the 21 day incubation. It’s hard to see in the beginning because of the poor video quality, but some veins are visible on the left side of the egg. Later in the video you can see the embryo more clearly and it is also moving around a lot.

Recent Birthdays and Parties

From my birthday party

Here are some pictures that I’ve collected over the past 2 months or so. Among them are pics from the birthdays of Me, Jack, Abe, Dinah, and Autumn. Some other randoms are thrown in as well.

Random awesome things that happened in the last quarter of 2009.

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O.K. So I’m too lazy to separate all this stuff into separate posts. Deal.

Holidays were fun (and fattening).

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Here are some pictures we took over the holiday’s. Most are from our family’s gift exchange.

Thanksgiving in Wisconsin

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Finally getting around to posting some pics from our trip to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving.

A few new pictures

Proud big brother J3 and Jake all dudded up

Just updating with a few new pictures! We are all doing well, and Jake is very generously giving Thea 5 hours in a row of uninterrupted sleep most nights. The kids are thrilled with him, and love him sooooo much!